We talk about why people diet and consider whether or not you’re doing it for the right reasons

We tend to dread the words You need to go on a diet, as we fear that extra poundage keeps us from looking  – and feeling – our best. However, dieting has been given a very negative image by so-called social media influencers and it has been decried by medical professionals across the globe for being the primary reason why many people – particularly girls and young women – now suffer from eating disorders.

So we have to ask: who really needs to diet? We asked doctors and dietitians and have made note of the following:



  • People who have been diagnosed with critical illness or significantly life-threatening diseases. If you have older relatives who suffer from hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, and rheumatic disorders such as arthritis and gout, you may have heard them complain that their diets have become restrictive. Fatty foods and those full of processed sugars, uric acid, and bad cholesterol ate deliberately cut out to keep them healthy. While having a good steak or cake is a welcome treat once in a while, staying on this diet helps a great deal;



  • Severely obese individuals. Those weighing 250 pounds or more are placed on calorie-controlled diets that will help doctors monitor their food intake. This diet is usually paired with an exercise regimen for optimal effects;



  • Competitive athletes. A diet high in protein is often mandated for athletes to ensure that their muscles are in good working order. Amounts of food are decreased or augmented depending on if the athlete is training or competing;



  • People with allergies. You have heard of people who cannot eat chocolate, eggs, and chicken. This isn’t because they’re picky, but because these foods can potentially kill them. The histamine produced by such foods and others like tomatoes and strawberries leads to what is known as an anaphylactic shock: a severe allergic reaction that causes life-threatening inflammation of the esophagus and other internal organs. Hypoallergenic diets this ensure that patients are not given these foods;



  • Pregnant and lactating women. Childbearing and lactation can seriously deplete the body’s reserves of certain nutrients, so foods recommended for women in these circumstances include those rich in calcium, iodine, iron, and B vitamins.



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